CQFR : NOLA choque Phoenix, Butler se fâche, Denver survit

NBA: NOLA shocks Phoenix, Butler gets angry, Denver survives

The results of the night in the NBA

bucks @Bulls: 119-95 (3-1)
Warriors @ nuggets : 121-126 (3-1)
Heat @ Hawks: 110-86 (3-1)
Suns @ Pelicans : 103-118 (2-2)

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Golden State Warriors-Denver Nuggets: 3-1

Stephen Curry had never missed 4 free throws in a game. Everything happens and sometimes at the wrong time. The Warriors missed the opportunity to sweep the Nuggets on Sunday and will have to close the deal this week at home.

Despite Stephen Curry’s 33 points, still off the bench, and 32 points from Klay ThompsonGolden State fell on an opponent who finally gave the change on the physical level and who managed the end of the game better.

Nikola Jokic (37 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists at 14/21) was able to find a breath of fresh air despite his 7 ball losses. His impact, combined with that of Monte Morris (24 pts) and Aaron Gordon (21 pts), allowed Denver to survive and stay in the running to become the first team to qualify after being down 3-0.

It’s unlikely to happen, but Mike Malone’s men have shown in the past that you should never claim victory too soon against them in an NBA playoff series…

Phoenix Suns-New Orleans Pelicans: 2-2

The series on which we would probably bet the most on a sweep is becoming one of the most competitive of this 1st round. Still deprived of Devin Booker, the Suns lost in game 4 against New Orleans, a team that we did not even imagine in the playoffs a few weeks ago.

It was in the second half that the Pelicans took over, taking advantage of the complicated evening of Chris Paul (4 points, 11 assists), the superb form of Brandon Ingram (30 points) and the interior impact of Jonas Valanciunas (26 pts, 15 rebounds) to tie at 2-2.

The other man of the match for NOLA is undoubtedly Herb Jones. The rookie was fabulous in defense, which will become a tautology, particularly in the second half when he had fun chasing the outside shots of the Suns successfully.

– José Alvarado succeeded in his signature move on Chris Paul, an accomplishment which must make him say that he can now die in peace.

Miami Heat-Atlanta Hawks: 3-1

A quarter and then that’s it. Atlanta held the shock for 12 minutes in game 4 on its floor, before seeing the steamroller of the Heat start up. Despite Kyle Lowry’s absence, the Floridians got the upper hand quite easily, smothering Trae Young (9 points at 3/11) and leaving Jimmy Butler (36 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals) take matters into their own hands offensively.

The Hawks remained on 6 straight wins at home and will now have to save their skin on the South Beach side.

Milwaukee Bucks-Chicago Bulls: 3-1

The Bucks got closer to qualifying by winning Game 4 of the series in Chicago. The Bulls failed to put up any decent resistance to the reigning NBA champions.

Giannis Antetokounmpo (32 pts, 17 rebounds, 7 wt) walked around and Grayson Allen released the best game of his career in the playoffs despite the constant boos from the public at the United Center: 27 points with 6 3-point baskets.

Milwaukee was far too skilful (52.3%) for the fragile defense of the Bulls, who will try to postpone the date of their vacation in 48 hours during game 5 in Wisconsin.

– Giannis Antetokounmpo became the 7th player in NBA history to score at least 5 times in his playoff career with at least 30 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists. In his company: Wilt Chamberlain (14), Elgin Baylor (11), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (9), LeBron James (9), Charles Barkley (6) and Tim Duncan (6).

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